|Old Goa... the city the Portuguese built (and dismantled) - Talk by Sidh Mendiratta, recorded by Frederick FN Noronha.|
The abandonment of Old Goa was a very long process, says architect Sidh Mendiratta of Portugal. There was also a systematic dismantling of buildings there by the Church and State authorities, over a long period of time. He describes the Gracias-Vassalo e Silva plan of 1961 -- "the most comprehensive and consequential initiative to date" for the conservation of the buildings and ruins of this old colonial capital -- and offers new ideas on oportunities regarding heritage issues in Old Goa, the on...
Keywords: old goa; archaeology; conservation; architects; vassalo e silva; musealisation